FAQ’s

ACFB specifically caters for adult learners and provides flexible and self paced training. Here’s our personal fitness trainer course FAQ:

How can I study at ACFB?

If you wish to enrol in a course at ACFB you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, New Zealand Citizen or specific VISA holder,
  • be 18 years of age and over,
  • have a minimum of year 10 English or equivalent

Please contact ACFB prior to enrolment for a Pre-Training Review where we can discuss your course options, study needs, fees, timetables and ACFB’s policies.

I want to become a personal trainer; what do I need to do?

In order to become a qualified personal trainer, you will need to complete both the Certificate III in Fitness course and Certificate IV in Fitness course which is the Personal Trainers Course.

I want to start my own massage business; what massage course do I need to do?

If you want to start your own massage business, the minimum qualification you will need to work in this industry is the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. If you want to offer remedial massage so your clients can claim through their health funds, then you will need to complete our Diploma of Remedial Massage course via on-campus or on-campus FLEXI study.

I have not studied for many years; will I be able to cope?

Most of our students are mature age, many of whom have not studied for many years. ACFB’s courses are specifically tailored towards adult learners to help them get the most out of this studying opportunity. Prior to enrolment, we conduct a Pre-Training review with each student to determine their training needs, support requirements and their ability to complete their preferred course. We also provide a lot of support to all students and our trainers are always available to answer any questions that students may have prior to enrolling and throughout the course duration.

How much homework is involved?

All of ACFB’s courses require homework to be completed each week. Students need to set aside between 5-15 hours per week (depending on their chosen course and delivery method) to complete their studies in order to get the most out of their course.

Will I need a computer and internet?

Yes, all of your course material, training films, additional resources are available online via your interactive eLearning portal. Your assessments are also completed and submitted online.

What if I have trouble reading and writing?

Prior to enrolment, we conduct a Pre-Training review with each student to determine their training needs, support requirements and their ability to complete their preferred course. If you have not previously completed a Certificate III or equivalent level qualification, or you have English as a second language (ESL), at the discretion of ACFB you may be required to complete a (Language, Literacy & Numeracy) LLN form and/or a Core Skills Assessment so that we can best determine how we can assist you in your studies, or if you require additional assistance with your core skills. If ACFB feels that you need further assistance with your core skills prior to undertaking one of our course we may refer you to a local training organisation who delivers Foundation Skills provide courses.

Will I need to speak english?

Yes, all of your course material is in English and all students will need to be able to read, write, speak and understand English in order to complete our courses. Prior to enrolment, we conduct a Pre-Training review with each student to determine their training needs, support requirements and their ability to complete their preferred course. If you have not previously completed a Certificate III or equivalent level qualification, or you have English as a second language (ESL), at the discretion of ACFB you may be required to complete a (Language, Literacy & Numeracy) LLN form and/or a Core Skills Assessment.

Are there payment plans available?

ACFB provides a variety of instalment plans for all of our courses. Students can choose from a set plan or a personalised payment plan organised prior to the commencement of your course. All instalment plans MUST be via direct debit!

Is there funding options available?

ACFB is privileged to offer Skills First Funding for students who reside in Victoria and meet the eligibility criteria.

Does ACFB offer VET Student Loans?

ACFB has approval by the Department of Education & Training and Study Assist to offer VET Student Loans to students enrolled in our HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage course.

Eligible students will be able to loan up to $10,150 for the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage course. Click here to find out more.

Are the courses recognised throughout Australia?

All of ACFB’s courses are Nationally Recognised throughout Australia!

What Qualifications will I receive?

Upon completion of your course(s), you will receive a Nationally Recognised Qualification including and Statement of Results.

Do I have to give up my job to attend the course?

No! All of ACFB’s courses are designed to fit into the busy lifestyle of each student and we also offer a variety of different study options.

Can I complete these courses via Distance Learning?

All of ACFB’s fitness courses & massage courses can be completed either on-campus, on-campus FLEXI or via distance learning anywhere in Australia!

Please note: the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy course is only delivered on-campus and the Diploma of Remedial Massage is only delivered on-campus or via on-campus FLEXI.

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